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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dummy  \Dum"my\,  n.;  pl  {Dummies}. 
  1.  One  who  is  dumb.  --H.  Smith. 
 
  2.  A  sham  package  in  a  shop,  or  one  which  does  not  contain 
  what  its  exterior  indicates. 
 
  3.  An  imitation  or  copy  of  something  to  be  used  as  a 
  substitute;  a  model;  a  lay  figure;  as  a  figure  on  which 
  clothing  is  exhibited  in  shop  windows;  a  blank  paper  copy 
  used  to  show  the  size  of  the  future  book,  etc 
 
  4.  (Drama)  One  who  plays  a  merely  nominal  part  in  any  action 
  a  sham  character. 
 
  5.  A  thick-witted  person;  a  dolt.  [Colloq.] 
 
  6.  (Railroad)  A  locomotive  with  condensing  engines,  and 
  hence  without  the  noise  of  escaping  steam;  also  a  dummy 
  car 
 
  7.  (Card  Playing)  The  fourth  or  exposed  hand  when  three 
  persons  play  at  a  four-handed  game  of  cards. 
 
  8.  A  floating  barge  connected  with  a  pier.  --Knight. 
 
  {To  play  dummy},  to  play  the  exposed  or  dummy  hand  in  cards. 
  The  partner  of  the  dummy  plays  it 




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